6-8” tall x 6-12” wide. When you see Dwarf Crested Iris in someone’s garden, you know they’re upping their game. This hardy little plant is often hard to find in garden centers, but isn’t difficult to grow – making it a uniquely easy accent for a sunny or partly-shaded spot. Strappy foliage rises to approximately six inches, then upward-facing blossoms open wide in shades of lilac-blue with a white and gold patch on the outer three petals. Like most iris, they should be planted with some of the rhizome visible above the soil in a well-draining spot. Dwarf Crested Iris is an early spring bloomer, and thus makes a wonderful companion for primroses, or ephemeral beauties such as trout lilies and trillium. It’s a vigorous spreader, and can be used very successfully as a ground cover, particularly in woodland gardens where the dagger-like foliage will not be burned by the sun. This classic, often hard-to-find North American plant, is great for wild gardens.
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 3
Dwarf Crested Iris
5, 6, 7, 8
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Early to late spring
Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Sword-like green foliage.
Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Groundcover, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Plants For Small Spaces, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Some parts poisonous if ingested.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|